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Publisher Comments:

Ghosts is Ibsen's formidably realistic play about the effects of previous generations on the young, a stinging satire on contemporary Norwegian society and morality, and a haunting tragedy that, more than a century since it premiered, still retains its power to shock.

In Ibsen's study of the lingering poison in a marriage based on a lie, Osvald Alving returns from Paris to his mother's home, carrying with him a dreadful secret. His mother's delight at having him home soon turns to horror and grief. The corruption that she had hoped to spare him from when sending him away from the influence of his depraved father has in fact infected his whole body in the form of syphillis. In Mrs Alving and her son's distrust of conventional religion and mores and Oswald's anguish with life, Ibsen created a thoroughly modern and provocative work that created widespread outrage and shock when first produced in 1881.

 

Synopsis:

The play is combined with a full commentary on the plot, context, themes, characters a language.

Synopsis:

Ghosts is Ibsen's formidably realistic play about the effects of previous generations on the young, a stinging satire on contemporary Norwegian society and morality, and a haunting tragedy that, more than a century since it premiered, still retains its power to shock.

In Ibsen's study of the lingering poison in a marriage based on a lie, Osvald Alving returns from Paris to his mother's home, carrying with him a dreadful secret. His mother's delight at having him home soon turns to horror and grief. The corruption that she had hoped to spare him from when sending him away from the influence of his depraved father has in fact infected his whole body in the form of syphillis. In Mrs Alving and her son's distrust of conventional religion and mores and Oswald's anguish with life, Ibsen created a thoroughly modern and provocative work that created widespread outrage and shock when first produced in 1881.

 

About the Author

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a Norwegian playwright and poet whose realistic, symbolic and often controversial plays revolutionised European theatre. He is widely regarded as the father of modern drama. His acclaimed plays include A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the People and The Pillars of the Community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713686753
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Translator:
Meyer, Michael
Commentaries by:
Worrall, Non
Commentaries:
Worrall, Non
Author:
Worrall, Non
Author:
Ibsen, Henrik Johan
Author:
Meyer, Michael
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Methuen Drama Student Editions
Publication Date:
20080105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
N/A
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.79 x 5.13 x 0.33 in

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » World History » General
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Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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The play is combined with a full commentary on the plot, context, themes, characters a language.
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Ghosts is Ibsen's formidably realistic play about the effects of previous generations on the young, a stinging satire on contemporary Norwegian society and morality, and a haunting tragedy that, more than a century since it premiered, still retains its power to shock.

In Ibsen's study of the lingering poison in a marriage based on a lie, Osvald Alving returns from Paris to his mother's home, carrying with him a dreadful secret. His mother's delight at having him home soon turns to horror and grief. The corruption that she had hoped to spare him from when sending him away from the influence of his depraved father has in fact infected his whole body in the form of syphillis. In Mrs Alving and her son's distrust of conventional religion and mores and Oswald's anguish with life, Ibsen created a thoroughly modern and provocative work that created widespread outrage and shock when first produced in 1881.

 

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